Parents indicted for murder of toddler left in hot car overnight in Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG, Tennessee (WDEF) – TBI agents go to Middle Tennessee to arrest a couple for the death of their child in a hot car two weeks ago in Gatlinburg.

On July 14th, the body of two year old Kipp Phillips was found in a vehicle outside a home.

Police say one of the parents called them to say Kipp had been left in the vehicle overnight, but it was after noon at that point.

Investigators had released very little information on the case since then about the parents.

The boy’s mother, Jade E. Phillips, is the daughter of the mayor of Westmoreland, Tennessee.

The couple was staying in his Gatlinburg home, working at a local restaurant, on different shifts.

The grand jury indicted them on charges of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Child Abuse and Aggravated Child Neglect.

After the indictments on Monday, investigators went to a home in Westmoreland to arrest the couple.

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